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If you like to hike, love nature, want to stay fit, want life long friendships, like to travel, love adventure, love history and want to be part of a club celebrating over 50 years of passion and the opportunity to hike more than 2,000 times a year with 600 of your closest friends ....then the Indianapolis Hiking Club is for you!

Come take a closer look at what might be the best first day of the rest of your life. Learn more about us. Better yet, review our hike schedule and join us on any hike as a guest. Everyone 18 years or older is welcome, no invitation is necessary and there is no fee, but please no pets. We hope to see you soon!

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October, November and Bicentennial Hikes on the website
The October and November 2015 hike schedule and calendar function are now available on the website on the Hike Schedule page. A list of the 25 2016 Bicentennial State Park hikes is also available at the top of the Hikes Schedule page.

New Membership Achievement Award
This past Tuesday night the Board of Directors approved a new Membership Achievement Award (the eleventh award), which will be awarded to any member who recruits three or more new members during the Club year. The member who brings in the most new members will not have to pay dues the following year. Winners of the Membership award will receive the same recognition as other Achievement Award winners. The new member application form on the Forms page of the website now includes a place for the applicant to name the member who most influenced them to join the Club. If you invite a guest to a hike and they subsequently join, request that they recognize you on the application form.

If you have any old new member application forms that you have been handing out to guests, please destroy them and use the new form on the website.

Follow IHC Members Across Spain
Three of our members, Mary Bruss, Kathy Hough and Kae Ramey, are in the process of hiking the Camino de Santiago, also called the Way of St. James, across northern Spain (east to west). Pilgrims have been walking this famous 600 mile trail to the tomb of the apostle St. James since the middle ages. Click here to learn more about the famous pilgrimage. Our girls left Indy on August 22 and finished their journey on September 27. You can follow their trip on our photos page.

Consider Orienteering
The Indiana Crossroads Orienteering Club has an open invitation to IHC members to learn about the fun sport of orienteering - navigating the woods with a map and compass. Check out their website and consider attending one of their events. Hopefully, we will be able to schedule a joint event with them in 2015. There is a nice overview of Orienteering at the top of the hike schedule page.

New Website Features
Check out three new links on the Home page appearing above “Recent Club News” for Today’s Hikes, Tomorrow’s Hikes and Calendar. Select a day and you will see a list of all the hikes for that day. If you select Calendar the current month's calendar will be displayed. Click on any day on the calendar and that day’s hikes will be displayed almost instantaneously. Even if a hike is a repeat date (e.g., appears in the full schedule as See March 21) you will see the complete description. If a blue Map reference is included in the hike description, click on it to see a Google map pointing to the hike meeting location.

Now, if you simply want to confirm the start time or directions to a hike, pull up the Home page and click on the date. This should be especially valuable from a cell phone or other handheld device. No longer will you have to retrieve the entire schedule (which takes time) and scroll down to the date you want. A simple click should do it.

Discounts for Club Members
The Runners Forum offers IHC members a $10 discount for running, walking and trail shoes. Simply show your IHC badge. Merrell Shoes at Clay Terrace mall in Carmel also offers members a 10% discount.

Online Logo Merchandise
Our online Logo Merchandise Store offers a nice selection of warm and cold weather apparel in many colors, including hats and tote bags, all with our Club logo.

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